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List of famous alumni from Auburn University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Auburn University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Auburn University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Auburn University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Auburn University.

Examples include Charles Barkley, Bo Jackson, and other notable Auburn Tigers. Including football great, Cam Newton.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Auburn University?” and “Which celebrities are Auburn University alumni?”

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Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Spokesperson, Basketball player, Announcer
Charles Wade Barkley is a retired American professional basketball player and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Nicknamed "Chuck", "Sir Charles", and ...more

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Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Businessperson, Baseball player, Actor
Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson is a retired American baseball and football player. He is the only athlete to be named an All-Star in two major American sports. He was named the greatest ...more

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Jimmy Buffett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Guitarist
James William "Jimmy" Buffett is an American singer–songwriter, author, actor, and businessman. He is best known for his music, which often portrays an "island escapism" ...more

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Lionel Richie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and actor. Beginning in 1968, he was a member of the musical group Commodores signed to Motown Records. ...more

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Lester Crawford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Veterinarian
Lester Mills Crawford is an American veterinarian and Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration who was appointed by George W. Bush. He served from July 18, 2005 until resigning two ...more

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Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Baseball player
Frank Edward Thomas, Jr. is a retired American professional baseball player. A designated hitter and first baseman, Thomas became one of baseball's biggest stars in the 1990s. Broadcaster Ken ...more

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Tom Cochran is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
American football player
Thomas Leon Cochran was an American football fullback in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, he played college football at Auburn University. ...more

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Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Athlete, American football player
Cameron Jerrell "Cam" Newton is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He played college football for the Auburn Tigers in Alabama ...more

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Will Muschamp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
American Football coach, Coach, American football player
William Larry Muschamp is a college football coach. He is currently the defensive coordinator for the Auburn Tigers football team of Auburn University. Prior to that, Muschamp was the head coach ...more

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Octavia Spencer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Actor
Octavia Lenora Spencer is an American actress and author. She is best known for her role as Minny Jackson in the 2011 film The Help, for which she won the BAFTA, Golden Globe, SAG, Critics' ...more

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Taylor Hicks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician
Taylor Reuben Hicks is an American singer who won the fifth season of American Idol. Hicks got his start as a professional musician in his late teens and performed around the Southeastern United ...more

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Larry Darby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Lawyer
Larry Darby is a practicing attorney in Montgomery, Alabama. He was runner-up candidate for Alabama Attorney-General in the 2006 Democratic Party Primary. Darby's campaign ran into controversy ...more

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Toni Tennille is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Singer
Cathryn Antoinette "Toni" Tennille is an American singer-songwriter and keyboardist, best known as one-half of the 1970s duo Captain & Tennille with her husband Daryl Dragon. ...more

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William Spratling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
William Spratling
William Spratling was an American-born silver designer and artist, best known for his influence on 20th century Mexican silver design.

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Johnny Micheal Spann is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Johnny Micheal "Mike" Spann was a paramilitary operations officer in the Central Intelligence Agency's Special Activities Division. Spann was the first American killed in combat during ...more

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Jimmy Wales is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Trader, Businessperson, Entrepreneur
Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales is an American Internet entrepreneur best known as the co-founder and promoter of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia and the for-profit Wikia ...more

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Bobby Bright is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Lawyer
Bobby Neal Bright, Sr., is an American politician who served as U.S. Representative for Alabama's 2nd congressional district from 2009 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The ...more

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Tim Cook is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Businessperson
Timothy Donald "Tim" Cook is an American business executive, and is the CEO of Apple Inc. Cook joined Apple in March 1998 as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations—he also ...more

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Brandon Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
American football player
Brandon Christopher Jacobs is a former American football running back, who spent the majority of his career with the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Giants ...more

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James S. Voss is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer
James Shelton Voss is a Scholar in Residence at the University of Colorado. He is a retired United States Army Colonel and NASA astronaut. During his time with NASA, Voss flew in space five ...more

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Josh Bynes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Athlete, American football player
Joshua Bynes is an American football linebacker for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was signed by the Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football ...more

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Kimberly Page is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Actor, Dancer
Kimberly Lynn Bacon is an American former professional wrestling personality. Known by her ring name Kimberly Page, she performed as the valet for her then-husband Diamond Dallas Page. She ...more

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Jan Davis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer
Nancy Jan Davis is a former American astronaut. A veteran of three space flights, Dr. Davis has logged over 673 hours in space. Dr. Davis is now retired from NASA.

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Lloyd Austin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Lloyd Austin
Lloyd James Austin III is a United States Army general. He is the 12th and current commander of United States Central Command. Austin is the first African American to ever head the organization. ...more

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Ralph S. Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Businessperson
Dr. Ralph S. Cunningham was elected President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 1, 2007 and a director of the general partner of Enterprise GP Holdings. Dr. Cunningham previously ...more